From 2016, the New Zealand Institute of Architects named awards become the country's highest tier of architectural achievement.
Named awards are conferred in categories of public, commercial, educational and residential architecture. They are named for four influential New Zealand architects: Sir Ian Athfield, Sir Miles Warren, John Scott and Ted McCoy. Each of these architects, in their own way, has made a powerful contribution to the practice of architecture in New Zealand.
Lyttelton Studio Retreat
“The building evokes a pre-modern time when architecture was a physical pursuit – the days when, from thinking to drawing to crafting, the architect, seamlessly, did it all.”
Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
“...an exhilarating contemporary take on the traditional garden greenhouse typology and an adroit and sympathetic piece of placemaking.”
Stranges and Glendenning Hill Building Replacement
“Elements such as the half arches that squeeze space before releasing it in the laneway and interior courtyard reveal the architects’ understanding of people-scaled planning: they know what makes small city places work.”